Get the scoop on Door County food and drink scene, including breweries, restaurants and taverns. From Brussels to Washington Island, we’ve got the latest on what the peninsula’s chefs, bartenders, and artisans are cooking up for you in Door County.

  • 66th Annual Fly-in Fish Boil on July 20

    The Washington Island Lions Club will host its 66th annual Fly-in Whitefish Boil July 20. Fly in, boat in, motorcycle in or walk in to the Washington Island Airport, where pilots may camp for free under their plane. Food will be served 11 am – 1 pm. There will be music, free hayrides, hot dogs […]

  • This Weekend in Door County: Spuds, Mud and Music

    This weekend, experience live music, special performances, and theater across the peninsula. Spend a day outside with the whole family at programs such as Peninsula State Park’s celebration of International Mud Day. Then, end the day with delicious, build-your-own food at the Spuds N’ Splits fundraiser.  Music and Performance “Quintessential Quintets,” featuring quintets by Mozart […]

  • Cheers!: Of Pomegranates and Blushing Monks

    I passed by Blushing Monk many times, wondering why Founders Brewing Co. decided to release two raspberry-influenced beers. I love their Rubaeus. How could they improve on that? Or if not improve, what could the difference possibly be? But I can pass by with those questions only so many times before realizing there is only […]

  • Country Ovens’ Customer Appreciation Fest

    Country Ovens is holding their seventh annual Customer Appreciation Fest on July 20, 10 am to 4 pm. Taste the local flavors Door County has to offer alongside non-stop entertainment for both adults and kids. There will be live music from Freddy Beyer, Cherry De-Lite samples, wine samples, bounce house, a food tent, ice cream […]

  • Cherry Festival at Sister Bay Moravian Church

    On July 18, the Sister Bay Moravian Church’s Women’s Fellowship will hold their annual Cherry Festival. The festival runs from 10 am to 2 pm and features lunch, a craft fair with local artists, handwoven rag rugs, good-as-new items, bake sale and cherry desserts of all sorts. The proceeds of the Cherry Festival will benefit […]

  • Traveling Knife Sharpener at Savory Spoon

    Bring your favorite kitchen knives and get them sharpened at Savory Spoon Cooking School in Ellison Bay on June 27, 12-2pm. It’s best for safety in the kitchen if you have a sharp knife, so this is an opportunity to get them sharpened by a professional, Kelly Lewis of Green Bay. It’s best to sharpen […]

  • Cheers!: Put a Heinie Smile on Your Face

    I started watching the old HBO series The Wire on Amazon Prime and was struck by how brash Baltimore cop Jimmy McNulty – played with great American panache by English actor Dominic West – is often drinking what he refers to as Dutch beer. I was reminded that it has been a very long time […]

  • A Dandy Dandelion Dinner

    The humble ‘weed’ is elevated to superstar status “Dandelion don’t tell no lies, Dandelion will make you wise. Tell me if she laughs or cries, Blow away dandelion”by the Rolling Stones Yes, the Rolling Stones song “Dandelion” was careening through my brain pan as I sat down to enjoy the dandelion dinner presented by Door […]

  • Keller Wins Design Awards for Hatch Distilling

    Keller has earned two 2019 Excellence in Design awards from American Buildings Company for its design and construction of Hatch Distilling Company in Egg Harbor. The Excellence in Design competition recognizes building projects that are outstanding in design and architecture and that illustrate the various applications of metal building systems. American Buildings Company chose Hatch […]

  • This Weekend in Door County: Wine, Dine and Celebrate Pride

    This weekend, check out Door County Wine Fest, Uncork Summer, Open Door Pride and Paddlefest. Festivals Wine Fest On June 22 (12-4 pm), enjoy unlimited tasting of award-winning wines from eight local wineries and relaxing music from the Fabulous Rugburns at Wine Fest’s new location in Sunset Park, Sturgeon Bay. Food will be available for […]

  • Edgewood Orchard Releases New Cookbook

    Following the publication of two previous benefit cookbooks, both of which sold out, Edgewood Orchard Galleries owners Nell and J.R. Jarosh have compiled a third – Artist’s Food For Joy – that is now for sale at Edgewood Orchard and other locations in the county. The full $25 purchase price will be donated to not-for-profit organizations […]

  • Algoma Farmers’ Market Begins Sunday, June 23

    Sunday visitors to Algoma can enjoy the return of its Sunday farmers’ market, held every Sunday, June 23 through Oct. 27, 9:30 am – 1 pm, at Legion Park, 620 Lake St. Buy from vendors selling vegetables, crafts, maple syrup, meats, essential oils and more. Specialty vendors such as Tapuat Kombucha and Two Spoiled Danes […]

  • 16 New Food & Drink in Door County

    If you like to keep tabs on what’s new and happening in the foodie arena of the county, here’s your 2019 updates! As things change and open, we’ll keep the list fresh. Recently Opened Lumberjack’s Taco Truck Opened officially on June 18, this taco truck is operating out of the Holiday Music Hotel parking lot […]

  • Cheers! Put de Chocolate in de Coconut, Drink ’em Bot’ Up

    What have I done to deserve this? I am not worthy! Oskar Blues Brewery of Longmont, Colorado, calls its Death By Coconut an Irish-style porter, but there has never been a porter such as this one, so chock full of chocolate and lovely coconuttiness. No, never. Not even close. I don’t think they even have […]

  • Lautenbach’s Releases 11th Edition of Lighthouse Wine

    Lautenbach’s Orchard Country released the 11th edition of its popular Door County lighthouse wine series June 15. It features the Sturgeon Bay Canal Light, which resides in Sturgeon Bay on an active U.S. Coast Guard station. The label was created in collaboration with acclaimed photographer Daniel Peterson and will appear on a blue, lighthouse-shaped bottle […]

  • Spuds ‘n’ Splits Fundraiser at Immanuel Lutheran Church

    On June 29, Immanuel Lutheran Church in Baileys Harbor will host its popular Spuds ’n’ Splits fundraiser starting at 6 pm. Following the 5 pm Praise Worship Service, enjoy a baked potato with your choice of many toppings, and then have a make-your-own banana split or ice cream sundae with your choice of toppings. Immanuel’s […]

  • Belgian Heritage Center Waffle Breakfast

    The Belgian Heritage Center will host a Belgian waffle breakfast June 23, 9 am – 1 pm, to serve up homemade waffles, eggs, potatoes, beverages and Marchant’s Belgian trippe. Guests may also view the exhibits, which tell the story of the Belgian settlement area.     All proceeds will benefit the Belgian Heritage Center’s mission to […]

  • Uncork Summer Returns on June 22, 2019

    Door County’s only foodie festival is celebrating its sixth anniversary with new food vendors and the soft launch of an associated, low-key cheese festival. Scheduled for June 22, Uncork Summer ( will once again take place on the grounds of Wickman House in Ellison Bay. This year’s event features 20 food vendors and sponsor booths, […]

  • Hillside Now Home to Hügel Haus

    The classic dining space at Ellison Bay’s Hillside Inn has been newly christened Hügel Haus, a German pub and eatery. Stroll through the front doors, and you’ll find a tall, double-sided stone fireplace; high, beamed ceilings; and wood-paneled walls that have been part of the setting for decades, but they seem quite fitting for a […]

  • This Weekend in Door County

    There’s no shortage of happenings in Door County this Saturday, June 15. Here’s a preview! Peninsula Century Spring Classic Avid and casual cyclists alike will enjoy this scenic ride, beginning in Baileys Harbor, which offers 25-, 50-, 62- and 100-mile (“century”) courses with aid stations along the way. Watch for riders on roads throughout the […]